Right-wing Extremism on the Move

By: Niklas Danninger (Managing Editor) Originally founded in 2003 by French radicals as “Le bloc identitaire,” they have since spread to other European countries where...

In uncertain terms: How current narratives influence refugee integration

Strewn across the front page of newspapers and littered on News Feeds, Austria’s recent ban of the full-face veil in public places has been...

Folly of a Nation: Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

With the world’s preoccupation with COVID-19 and the subsequent economic and social crises, few people could have been prepared for one of the bloodiest...

Secessionist Tendencies in Bosnia – The Beginning of the End for the Bosnian Entities?

At a party conference in 2015 the President of the tiny Republika Srpska (RS) announced a referendum on the independence of this Bosnian entity....

What’s going on with Catalonia? A Dream of Independence and a Political Nightmare

By: Gustav Pedersen (Guest Writer) On October 1, 2017, the people of Catalonia went to the polls to vote on Catalan separation from Spain. While...

The Church of Contradictions: a Review of Pope Francis’ Five Year Tenure

This March marks five years since Pope Francis’ 2013 election, inheriting what the Washington Post called an “office demystified by scandal.” The Catholic Church’s...

The Macedonian Naming Dispute

By: Niklas Danninger (Managing Editor) On October 21, the Macedonian parliament agreed to change the country’s name to Northern Macedonia, thereby ending Greece’s 27-year-blockade of...

The Farm to Fork Strategy: A Green Transition for the EU Common Agricultural Policy?

Lying at the heart of the European Commission's Green Deal, announced in March 2020 by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the Farm to...

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Political System: It’s Complicated

By: Anja Vujakovic (Creative Director) Though calls for reform are nothing new, concerns for the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s fate are compounded by crippling...

The Female Tide of Russian Conservatism

A century ago, after revolutions which toppled the Tsar, Russia became one of the first countries to grant women the right to vote. International...

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